Atkins awarded MCAAS Contract by the TII
Atkins has been awarded a Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) contract to support the management of the motorway network in Ireland. The Motorway Contracts Audit and Administration Services (MCAAS) contract is a four year commission comprising the provision of a core team of nine people based at strategic locations around Ireland engaged in audit and administration functions.
The team will provide support to the TII across the whole motorway network including the existing PPP contracts and the newly established Motorway Maintenance and Renewal Contracts (MMaRC). In addition specialist road maintenance, design and site supervisory staff will be provided from Atkins’ teams based in Dublin, Cork and Galway.
Tony Mortimer, Atkins’ director of highways and transportation said: “This win is the result of some real strategic thinking across our teams. The TII has really moved forward in the area of road maintenance and has made very significant steps towards protecting the national motorway asset. We look forward to delivering this project successfully with them over the next four years.”
Tom O’Malley Managing Director at Atkins, commented “This is a significant win for Atkins and a fantastic acknowledgement our Highways, Transportation and Asset Management expertise. Atkins is well-placed to deliver this project, not just because of our technical excellence and expertise in the area of road maintenance, but also due to our strength in depth which provide the stability and reassurance that our client needs for this major long term contract.”
What services will Atkins be providing under the MCAAS Contract?
Provision of supervision, monitoring, audit and other technical and advisory services in relation to the MMaRC contracts, the PPP Contracts that are in their operational stage, other contracts relating to network operations, and related advice and consulting support.
The services will include but not be limited to:
Safety: Ensuring that all parties are fulfilling their obligations and duties of care under all relevant legislation.
Quality: Ensuring that work being carried out is to an appropriate quality level, and consistent with contractual requirements and with relevant codes, standards and guidelines. Ensuring that the Commission is operated under an appropriate Quality Management System.
Financial Accountability: Ensuring that payments being made are proper and auditable, transparent and value for money
Administration: Administering the numerous Motorway related Contracts and providing general administrative support to the Authority.
Consulting Engineering: Preparation of design solutions for many legacy and new problems.
Site Supervision: Proving site supervisory staff for the implementation phase of projects.
Photo; Front L-R – Fred Barry- Chief Executive Officer (CEO) TII and Tom O’Malley: Managing Director Atkins.
Back L-R – Sean McDonnell – Atkins, Kevin O’Rourke- TII, Henry Ritchie – TII, Micheál McKittrick – Atkins, Tony Mortimer- Atkins.